Two books on toe-up sock knitting, one Craftsy class, a million you-tube videos-$60.
Yarn purchased many years ago, then lost, then found and waiting to be used-$20.
Yarn purchased on sale at Michael's and used for these socks-$12.
Knitting needles is various sizes and lengths because I didn't know what to use-$50.
First pair of socks knit(knitted?) by me!!!!-$$$ Priceless $$$ !!!
Who am I kidding!! These suckers cost me a fortune!
I've discovered that I cannot learn sock knitting from a book! Everything I learned was from you-tube videos, although the Craftsy class was good too. However, you-tube is free!
I used the magic loop which I really liked, as the double pointed needles tried to kill me on several occasions while trying to bend them into submission.
We had issues about who was in charge......I lost -(
Also, I should do swatches! While my socks fit just fine, I could have easily knit them quite a bit smaller and made use of the nylon in the yarn. They will probably stretch horribly after wearing them longer than an hour!
Not a big fan of short rows! I kept picking up the wraps wrong or something! The heel looks funny!
I did however, make my own sock blockers! Yay for that! Saved a few bucks!
For my next pair I will try a different method, and will also try two a a time!!
I do plan to make more considering how much I have invested in them already!
Something to do while watching Downton Abbey on Sunday nights!